April is Heartworm Awareness Month

April is Heartworm Awareness Month

April is Heartworm Awareness Month The best time to learn about the serious disease that can impact cats and dogs everywhere.  The American Heartworm Society defines heartworm as, “a disease caused by foot-long worms that live in the hearts, lungs, and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other organs in the body.”  Heartworm disease can affect an animal’s health and quality of life even long after the parasites are gone, so it is important to prevent the disease to give an animal the best chance at life! How do animals get […]
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National Pet Day

National Pet Day

National Pet Day Dog, cat, bird, frog, pig, fish.  No matter what animal you call your best friend, today is the day to celebrate your pet! National Pet Day was founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige, Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate.  According to her site, this day was not only created to celebrate your pet but to also bring awareness about the animals who are waiting in shelters and rescue organizations to find their forever home. Ways To Celebrate Adopt an animal.  Have you been thinking about bringing home a furry companion?  Visit an animal shelter and […]
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National No Housework Day

National No Housework Day

Celebrate National No Housework Day with Animals Looking for an excuse to put the mop down?  Well, here it is. Today is all about forgetting the chores you normally spend hours doing, and rather spending your time doing something fun instead.  We suggest putting aside the dishes, and celebrating the chore-free day with animals! This national day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy at Wellcat.com.  They are the creators of more than seventy copyrighted “holidays”, including this one!  They decided to make this a “no trash, no dishes, no making of beds or washing of laundry” day- with no […]
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National Ferret Day

National Ferret Day

National Ferret Day is April 2nd Today is National Ferret Day- a day dedicated to the smart and sprightly animal that many call their companion.  Did you know, male ferrets are called Hobs, female ferrets are called Jills, and their offspring are called Kits?  Get this- the whole clan of ferrets is called a Business! Ferret lovers have been officially celebrating this day since 2014 when Carol Roche of New York and the American Ferret Association created this national holiday.  So whether you have a Hob, Jill, Kit, or a whole Business of ferrets, let’s celebrate these fun creatures today! […]
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National Take A Walk In The Park Day

National Take A Walk In The Park Day

National Take A Walk In The Park Day Today is National Take a Walk in the Park Day!  This holiday was created to encourage people to get out and to get active while enjoying the beauty of nature.  Walking is one of the most underrated forms of exercise, and is actually a great way to help you reach fitness goals and stay healthy.  What a perfect excuse to take your dog for a walk!  Bring your dog along with you for some company and to give your dog some well-deserved exercise. Get Involved It’s always fun to try a new […]
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National Let’s Laugh Day

National Let’s Laugh Day

March 19th is National Let’s Laugh Day! Let’s be honest, laughter should be a part of EVERYDAY, not just something we celebrate once a year.  Laughing has been proven to decrease stress and release endorphins- the body’s natural feel-good chemicals.  Who doesn’t want to laugh and be happy all the time?  Research has shown that we typically laugh more when we are with our friends and family, rather than by ourselves.  Because we treat animals like companions or friends, it only makes sense that we laugh with them too!  Take today as a special opportunity to laugh and spend some […]
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